Lost Valley Trail, Eden Falls and Cobb Cave
Length: 2.3 miles, 2 hours
Lost Valley Trail Google Maps
Description: Great Arkansas hiking trail for families and kids. Beautiful creekside scenery with wildflowers, giant rocks, bluff formations and Eden Falls. Bring a flashlight and explore Cobb Cave at the end of the trail. Part of this trail is wheelchair accessible. The trail begins at the Lost Valley Campground and terminates in a cave 1½ miles up the valley. Features of the hiking trail include waterfalls, a cascading creek, towering cliffs, a large bluff shelter, a natural bridge, spring wildflowers and a hardwood forest containing American Beech.
The cave itself is a tight squeeze for approximately 200 feet ending in a large room with a 35-foot-tall waterfall. Clark Creek, like most tributaries to the Buffalo River, tends to dry up or go underground during the late summer and early fall of most years. The available brochure is self-guided. The first mile to Eden Falls is level and easy going. The trail then climbs steeply to the mouth of the cave. You will need a reliable light source if you plan to explore the cave.
Directions: 22 miles south of Harrison off Highway 43 South, one mile south of Ponca. Take the paved access road to the right and travel one mile to end.